fabric

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noun fab·ric \ˈfa-brik\

Definition of fabric

  1. 1a :  structure, buildingb :  underlying structure :  framework the fabric of society

  2. 2 :  an act of constructing :  erection; specifically :  the construction and maintenance of a church building

  3. 3a :  structural plan or style of constructionb :  texture, quality —used chiefly of textilesc :  the arrangement of physical components (as of soil) in relation to each other

  4. 4a :  cloth 1ab :  a material that resembles cloth

  5. 5 :  the appearance or pattern produced by the shapes and arrangement of the crystal grains in a rock

Examples of fabric in a Sentence

  1. The curtains are made of expensive fabric.

  2. scarves made of woven fabrics

  3. the fabric of the community

Origin and Etymology of fabric

Middle French fabrique, from Latin fabrica workshop, structure


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Textiles Terms


FABRIC Defined for English Language Learners

fabric

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noun fab·ric \ˈfa-brik\

Definition of fabric for English Language Learners

  • : woven or knitted material

  • : the basic structure of something


FABRIC Defined for Kids

fabric

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noun fab·ric \ˈfa-brik\

Definition of fabric for Students

  1. 1 :  cloth 1

  2. 2 :  the basic structure the fabric of society



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